Horseracing

Matthew Imi – Sky Sports Racing will deliver new prospects for horseracing

Hosting a special press briefing at its headquarters in Osterley, Sky UK has presented its ‘Sky Sports Racing’ broadcast team seeking to ‘deliver the strongest vehicle promoting the sport of horseracing’. Last May, Sky UK  announced that it would rebrand and revamp its At The Races horseracing media subsidiary, moving to launch Sky Sports Racing as its eleventh dedicated sports …

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RMG – Watch Out 2019! Racing TV will deliver ‘next-level’ broadcasting for UK & IRE

Preparing to expand its broadcasting content in 2019, incorporating the racing programmes of all 26 Irish racecourses from 1 January, Racing UK confirms that it will rebrand its entity to ‘Racing TV’. Operating firm Racecourse Media Group (RMG), details that the Racing TV rebrand reflects its subsidiary’s expanded responsibilities as the exclusive broadcaster for 61 UK & IRE racecourses – …

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Simon Rowlands ends tenure as Chair of racing’s Bettors Forum

The Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) has announced that founding Chairman Simon Rowlands has stepped down as leading representative of its organisation. Rowlands is a founding member of the HBF, a group formed in 2015 with the assistance of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to represent the interests of UK racing’s betting customers. A key stakeholder for UK racing, Rowlands represented the …

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Fortune Bets Nigeria enhances retail engagement with Vermantia live racing channel

Nigerian bookmaker Fortune Bets has enhanced its betting shop retail dynamics fully launching Vermantia’s premium content ‘Ultimate Live Greyhound Channel’. One of Nigeria’s fastest growing bookmakers, Fortune Bets boosts its in-store betting capacity securing comprehensive coverage of more than 40,000 greyhound races per year from countries including the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia. Moving forward, Fortune Bets retail portfolio …

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Sportium CEO Alberto Eljarrat seeks to deliver ‘new horizons’ for Spanish racing

Grupo Cirsa and Ladbrokes Spanish sportsbook joint-venture Sportium continues its commitment to modernizing Spanish horseracing, announcing that it has secured an exclusive partnership with ‘Gran Hipódromo Dos Hermanas’ – Andalucía’s biggest and most prestigious racetrack. The agreement sees Sportium become the lead betting services supplier to Apuesta Hípica y Deportiva Iberia (AHD Iberia), the province’s sole racetrack operator. Moving forward, …

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Unibet falls foul with ‘sponsored’ Henderson tweet

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that a tweet from the account of horseracing trainer Nicky Henderson promoting one of his blogs on Unibet’s content site did not qualify as ‘editorial content’ and should have been marked as a sponsored marketing communication. The tweet, posted on 27 October, stated: “We’re underway with the jumps and my exclusive @unibet blog is now ready …

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Black Type recruits trainer Ben Pauling as National Hunt ambassador

Specialist racing bookmaker, Black Type has announced the appointment of Dual-Grade One winning trainer Ben Pauling as its official ambassador for the 2018/2019 National Hunt season. Confirming, Pauling as new ambassador, Black Type marketing details that it has secured one of UK racing’s most promising and talented trainers, who will be providing unique insights and in-depth content on UK National …

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RMG unites with SIS and Perform for Australian racing dispersal

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has announced an alliance with Sports Information Services (SIS) and Perform, for the European distribution of Australian horse racing. Set to be shown exclusively across the continent’s betting shops, as well as via online operators and Racing UK, RMG is the chosen distribution partner of Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) and Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA). As …

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At the Races pens exclusive Hong Kong racing rights deal

At The Races (ATR) and Sky Sports Racing are to be the new exclusive, non-terrestrial, broadcast home of Hong Kong racing in the United Kingdom and Ireland until July 2022, it has been revealed today. Revealed by ATR and The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), who have overseen racing in the territory since 1984, it’s to see a record £120m …

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888 recruits SIS for greyhound boost

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Racing content and data provider Sports Information Services has penned a deal with global operator 888, as part of which it’s to provide its British and Irish greyhound content. Under the terms of the deal the organisation is to deliver its live greyhound pictures and data to the 888sports brand, bringing in excess of 30,000 races each year. In its …

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